Virtual Coffee with NEADS on Friday, June 5th at 3:00 p.m. EDT - Speakers Elizabeth Mohler and Jessica Dubelaar of Magnet job site!

Come join the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) for our virtual coffees, every Friday at 3pm Eastern Daylight Time. Share your experience and ask questions relating to accessibility supports, discuss mental health, and meet new people (for now, all from the comfort of your own home)! The coffee conversation, or tea if you prefer, will be via Zoom - details are below. Our next chat is Friday, June 5th at 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT. We are using our Zoom professional account now to ensure we have the full hour for this event. Elizabeth Mohler and Jessica Dubelaar of the Magnet job site will be making a presentation on the new ALIGN job matching tool and fielding questions afterwards. There will also be about 30 minutes to go "around the table" to check-in with folks. We're happy to go longer than the hour too for those who wish to spend more time connecting.

This event will be captioned!

ALiGN for Diverse Recruitment Webinar

Are you looking to jump-start your career but not sure where to begin? Do you have a hard time articulating the unique strengths you would bring to an employer? Consider attending the ALiGN for Diverse Recruitment Webinar in partnership with Magnet (an initiative of Ryerson University) and NEADS.

This 30 minute interactive webinar will explore ALiGN, a new job matching tool that connects job seekers to employers through a personality assessment. Given the changing employment landscape that COVID-19 has created, now is a perfect time to uncover your hidden strengths and explore how you can use this information in your job search.

By signing up for ALiGN, job candidates will complete a confidential personality assessment to identify their own unique characteristics and are then matched with roles based on aptitude and personality attributes. ALiGN is an opportunity to explore career options you may not have previously considered.

Elizabeth Mohler, Project Coordinator, Inclusive Hiring at Magnet:

Elizabeth works as Project Coordinator, Inclusive Hiring at Ryerson Magnet. She has co-authored ‘Creating a Culture of Accessibility in the Sciences’ and has worked for several years mentoring post-secondary students with disabilities, helping them to find and implement new learning strategies.

Elizabeth sits as an active member on the Ontario government Education Standards Committee where she provides consultation and helps develop strategies to inform
a more inclusive education landscape. In addition, she has been a contributing member to the Labour Canada funded Breaking Down Barriers Project developed by the National Educational Association of Disabled Students.

Jessica Dubelaar, Project Manager, Inclusive Hiring at Magnet:

Jessica is the Project Manager, Inclusive Hiring for Magnet at Ryerson University. The Inclusive Hiring team oversees Magnet’s portfolio of initiatives that support the hiring of diverse talent including: ALiGN, Discover Ability Network and Hire Immigrants. Jessica joined Ryerson in 2016 as an International Partnership and Project Coordinator with Ryerson International. She had a focus on supporting the implementation of Ryerson-led international development projects, as well as supporting the strategic partnership development function of the unit.

Prior to joining Ryerson, Jessica worked in the field of international cooperation with recent roles including public engagement work with Cuso International, acting as Executive Director for both the Ontario and Atlantic Councils of International Cooperation as well as positions with the Innovation Institute of Ontario, the University Health Network and non-governmental organizations in Ghana and Nigeria.

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Hope to chat with you then!

Daniel and Frank

Daniel Patterson, Communications and Social Media Officer and Frank Smith, National Coordinator
National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
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